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10 Teen Faith-Based Movies Perfect For A Girls Youth Group

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10 Teen Faith-Based Movies Perfect For A Girls Youth Group

Looking to host a movie night for teen girls? This curated MOVIEGUIDE® list features films that will inspire young ladies. From stories of hope to the challenges teenagers often face, these movies will initiate spiritual discussions for teens. Please consider these options for a powerful youth group movie night. 

 

A WEEK AWAY

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
A WEEK AWAY is a Christian musical about a troubled teenager named Will who agrees to attend a church camp instead of serving time in a juvenile detention center. He’s not thrilled to be there until he finds an instant connection with a girl named Avery. Will she accept his checkered past? A WEEK AWAY is a fun film filled with catchy songs. It contains a very strong evangelical worldview with only mild violence. Best of all, it’s a story of transformation through the love of Christ.

TO SAVE A LIFE

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
TO SAVE A LIFE is a faith-based drama about an all-star high school basketball player whose life is upturned when his best friend commits suicide. Things seem to go from bad to worse with problems at home and the consequences of his bad decisions. TO SAVE A LIFE covers mature topics, including alcohol use, implicit teenage sex and teen suicide. Yet, it’s a powerful testimony of repentance and forgiveness that will spark important conversations. Movieguide® suggests extreme caution for viewers under 16.

I’M NOT ASHAMED

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
I’M NOT ASHAMED centers on the true story of the life of Rachel Joy Scott, one of the first student victims of the 1999 Columbine shooting in Colorado. It follows her struggles with receiving God’s love and the unexpected inspiration that renews her commitment to Christ. Parents should know the film contains violent moments and questionable teenage behavior, so Movieguide® strongly suggests caution for children. Otherwise, I’M NOT ASHAMED is a stirring movie teenage girls will draw inspiration from.

SWITCHED

Quality:
***
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
SWITCHED is a comedy Movieguide® calls a “faith-based FREAKY FRIDAY.” Cassandra Evans is tired of being bullied and prays that the most popular girl in school could walk a day in her shoes. The Lord answers her prayer when the two girls switch bodies. This heartfelt film is a Kairos Prize winner and presents a strong Christian worldview. While a comedy, the story serves as a cautionary tale of the potential pitfalls of social media. There is no questionable content, which makes SWITCHED a funny option for teen girls.

GRACE UNPLUGGED

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
Tweens will love GRACE UNPLUGGED, which follows the story of Grace Tray, who has her faith tested when she launches a music career in Hollywood. She must fight the lure of stardom after being thrust into the real world. This unforgettable film has a very strong Christian worldview with pro-family messages. Parents should know there is a scene with alcohol and a girl runs away from home. The positive messages outweigh the questionable moments, as it’s a prodigal story. It’s filled with incredible praise music to boot. Kids 12 and older will enjoy GRACE UNPLUGGED.

UNPLANNED

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
UNPLANNED tells the true story of Abby Johnson, one of the nation’s youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors. After a life-changing experience prompts her to quit, the organization sues her for leaving her job. It contains a strong Christian worldview but also features humanist perspectives from Planned Parenthood. It has some jeopardy and peril with bloody abortion scenes. Despite being slightly graphic, UNPLANNED is an inspiring pro-life film.

LETTERS TO GOD

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
LETTERS TO GOD is an uplifting film that tells the story of a young boy fighting terminal cancer. He writes letters to God and touches the life of a postman who faces his own life struggles. Tyler’s tenacious spirit inspires his entire community to improve their lives. It’s a heartwarming movie with a Christian worldview that contains no objectionable content – save for some light slapstick violence. Teenagers will be inspired to reflect on their own lives after watching LETTERS TO GOD.

OCTOBER BABY

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
OCTOBER BABY is a pro-life film that tells the story of Hannah, a college student who learns she’s the adopted survivor of a botched abortion. She sets out on a road trip with friends to meet her birth parents, discovering herself along the way. The film features a very strong Christian worldview with light violence and mature thematic elements. While not appropriate for younger viewers, it’s a beautifully made film about healing through Christ’s love. Heartwarming and compelling, OCTOBER BABY is worth a watch.

THE PRAYER BOX

Quality:
***
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
THE PRAYER BOX is a Kairos Prize-winning film about a teenage boy named Wesley whose sister has cancer. When he witnesses a troubled pastor throwing away a box filled with prayer requests, he takes it upon himself to make the prayers come true. He hopes that the Lord will see his efforts and answer his prayer for the healing of his sister. It’s a delightful movie extolling faith and forgiveness. THE PRAYER BOX will remind teens to trust God’s plan for their lives.

SOUL SURFER

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
SOUL SURFER is an inspiring movie based on the real-life accident of a young surfer named Bethany Hamilton who lost an arm after a shark attack. She overcomes her own fears to return to the water. It contains a strong Christian moral view and a story about faith that teaches girls about the power of courage. Viewers cheer Hamilton onto victory. Parents should know there is light violence during the shark attack, which might frighten younger children. SOUL SURFER is better suited for older children and teens, making it a thrilling option for a youth group movie night.

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